First Pass Under Heaven
Wang Family Courtyard House
Wang Family Courtyard House is a large, historic hútòng -style residence faced by a spirit wall.
Great Wall Museum
This impressive museum provides a comprehensive history of the Wall in this region and includes interesting scale models of the walled...
Èrtiáo Xiǎoxiàng Jiǎoziguǎn
Housed in a 200-year-old píngfáng (平房, bungalow), this small, family-run joint does delicious golden-fried dumplings (煎饺; jiānjiǎo )...
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First Pass Under Heaven information
The town wall's east gate, which the Great Wall once linked up with on its way from the mountains down to the sea, has been tarted up for tourism. This was Shānhǎiguān's principal watchtower – two storeys with double eaves and 68 arrow-slit windows – and is a towering 13.7m high.
Several other watchtowers can also be seen and a wèngchéng (enceinte) extends out east from the wall. You can walk along a small stretch of the wall here.